Project management Glossary of Terms


Actual work working time actually performed by resources assigned to tasks. More...

Assumptions - factors considered to be true in the planning phase. More...

Baseline - A temporary state of a project used to measure progress against at a later stage in project evolution.

Constraints - restrictions that affect the project limiting the options about scope, resources and schedule. More...

Critical path - the sequence of activities for which the slightest delay will influence the end of the project. More...

Deliverable - a tangible, verifiable outcome of a project or a project phase.

Gantt chart - a graphic representation of the project components showing their dates and dependencies (developed in 1915 by an american engineer, Henry Gantt).

Milestone a key event marking the end of a major stage of a project.

Project - a temporary set of actions which aim to create a unique, final deliverable. More...

Project charter - a written summary of the scope, objectives and stakeholders, that formally authorizes the project.

Project management - the knowledge of planning, organizing, and managing project related resources in the effort to successfully achieve the project objectives.

Project manager - a person responsible for project evolution (planning, execution, closing).

Project stakeholders - individuals and organizations whose interests are affected by or exert influence over the project evolution (e.g. sponsors, customers, project manager, team members).

Remaining work working time left to be performed by resources assigned to tasks. More...

Work working time planned to be performed by resources assigned to tasks. More...

Work breakdown structure (WBS) a comprehensive, deliverable-oriented decomposition of the project scope.






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